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Kashmir, Nehru’s Idealism and Article 370
Though the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is an integral part of India, Pakistan claims that it is a disputed territory, particularly the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, while some Kashmiris and the militant groups think that they are an independent nation.
Now to Determine a Deterrence
Published in Economic Times on 4 July 2018.
2018 में चीनी अर्थव्यवस्था: बदलाव और चुनौतियां
चीन के प्रधानमंत्री ली कच्यांग ने 13वें नेशनल पीपुल्स कांग्रेस के पहले सत्र को संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि 2018 में चीन का सकल घरेलू उत्पाद (जीडीपी) 6.5 प्रतिशत रहेगा, जो 2017 में हुई 6.9 प्रतिशत वृद्धि से कुछ कम है।1 सरकार के कार्य का विवरण पेश करते हुए चीनी प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा कि चीन इससे पूर्ण रोजगार प्राप्त करने में सक्षम हो जाएगा।
Exhibition ‘India and the World’
In view of the completion of 70 years of Indian independence, the National Museum, New Delhi, conceived a project that has finally materialised as a landmark exhibition, India and the World: A History in Nine Stories
Will Indo-US Relations Survive The Strain of Geopolitics?
The US permanent envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, known for her hardline views on Iran and Russia, visited India from June 26-28, 2018. The visit should have strengthened Indo-US relations but the impact seems to have been just the opposite.
Is ‘Democratic Quad’ a Viable Construct?
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) members - Australia, India, Japan and the United States (US) - met in June 2018 in Singapore on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) senior officials’ meeting, and later issued respective media releases. This was the second meeting of the QSD, the first such engagement was held in November 2017 in Manila, Philippines.
क्षेत्रीय पार्टियों और गठबंधन की राजनीति का उदय तथा इसके खतरे
भारत में बहुदलीय व्यवस्था है। अनुमान है कि आजादी के बाद से भारत में 2100 से अधिक पंजीकृत राजनीतिक पार्टियां हुई हैं। इस समय केंद्र और राज्य दोनों की राजनीति में केवल छह राष्ट्रीय राजनीतिक पार्टियां और 30 क्षेत्रीय राजनीतिक पार्टियां सक्रिय हैं।
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
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VIF Fortnightly News Digest: National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (June 16 – 30, 2018)

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International Development
August 10, 2018
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Neighbourhood News
August 13, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 13th August, 2018

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